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A total lunar eclipse takes place in the...A total lunar eclipse takes place in the sky over the Mexican city of Guadalajara early on April 15, 2014. The entire event was to be visible from North and South America, but sky watchers in northern and and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were out of luck, according to US space agency NASA.     AFP PHOTO / Hector GuerreroHECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images

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A total lunar eclipse takes place in the sky over the Mexican city of Guadalajara early on Tuesday. The event was to be visible from North and South America, but sky watchers in northern and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were not as lucky, according to US space agency Nasa. Read more

Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the "Rebel Cup" in downtown Sao Paulo...Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the "Rebel Cup" in downtown Sao Paulo April 13, 2014. The "Rebel Cup" is an informal tournament bringing together social movements as a way of protest against government spending for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The boy (L) wears a T-shirt of Real Madrid and the boy (2nd R) wears the shorts of Barcelona.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the “Rebel Cup” in downtown São Paulo. The Rebel Cup is an informal tournament bringing together social movements as a way of protest against government spending for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. One of the boys, left, wears a T-shirt of Real Madrid while another, second from right, wears the shorts of Barcelona.

ELF01  Firefighters work to put out a fire in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez     REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES.     TEMPLATE OUT

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Firefighters work to put out a fire in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago, Chile Read more

Spain's Sergio Garcia hits a shot on the second hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta...Spain's Sergio Garcia hits a shot on the second hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 11, 2014.

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Spain’s Sergio Garcia hits a shot on the second hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia

ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE PACKAGE 'PACHUCO STYLE IN MEXICO CITY' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY...ATTENTION EDITORS - 20 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'PACHUCO STYLE IN MEXICO CITY' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY  SEARCH 'PACHUCO ROMERO' FOR ALL PICTURES. PXP01-PXP20    Kitted out in zoot suits, snappy shoes and hats, the so-called "pachucos" add a dash of style to the Mexican capital. The "pachuco" scene is thought to date back to the 1930s and 40s in Los Angeles, where Mexican migrants would wear the snazzy outfits, partly as a symbol of defiance against discrimination. Many modern Pachucos in Mexico follow on from this custom and use the suits not only to go dancing, but also as a continuing sign of protest against the treatment of Mexican immigrants north of the border. Everything from the suit to the shoes is handmade - the shoes can cost from $60 to $120, the suits some $300, each shirt another $30, the hats between $40 and $130.    TEMPLATE OUT

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The “pachuco” scene in Mexico is thought to date back to the 1930s and 1940s in Los Angeles, where Mexican migrants would wear the snazzy outfits partly as a symbol of defiance against discrimination. The custom’s continuation in Mexico is seen in part as a continuing protest against the treatment of Mexican immigrants north of the border. Read more

Opposition supporters hold candles as they take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was due to host Venezuelan opposition leaders on Thursday at the start of mediated talks intended to stem two months of political unrest that has killed dozens in the OPEC nation.

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Opposition supporters hold candles as they take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.

Lava spewed by the Tungurahua volcano can be seen from the city of Banos, Ecuador. An orange alert was issued by the volcanic activity of the Tungurahua

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Lava spewed by the Tungurahua volcano can be seen from the city of Banos, Ecuador. An orange alert was issued by the volcanic activity of the Tungurahua

Largest Freefall Formation world record attempt in Arizona USA...epaselect epa04150210 222 skydivers from World Team attempt to break the world record for the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) Largest Sequential Freefall Formation attempt at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Arizona, USA, 01 April, 2014.

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222 skydivers from World Team attempt to break the world record for the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) Largest Sequential Freefall Formation attempt at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Arizona, US on Monday. Read more

Obama Welcomes World Series Champions Boston Red Sox To The White House...WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01:  Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (L) poses for a "selfie" with U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz poses for a selfie with US President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House to honour the 2013 World Series Champions Read more

From left, Kim Langley, mother of Richard Scott Bailey, a U.S. Marine who died driving a 2007 Chevy Cobalt; Laura Christian, of Harwood, Md., birth mother of Amber Marie Rose, the first reported victim of the GM safety defect; Randal Rademaker, father of Amy Rademaker of St. Croix County, Wis., who died when her Chevy Cobalt crashed and her air bags did not deploy; and Mary Ruddy of Carbondale, Pa., whose daughter Kelly, 21, was killed in 2010 while driving a 2005 Cobalt, gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014,for a news conference. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will look for answers today from GM CEO Mary Barra about a faulty ignition switch and mishandled recall of 2.6 million cars that s been linked to 13 deaths and dozens of crashes.

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Relatives gather on Tuesday on Washington’s Capitol Hill, ahead of testimony from General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra to a House of Representatives subcommittee. She is to answer questions on a faulty ignition switch and the mishandled recall of 2.6m cars, which have been linked to 13 deaths and dozens of accidents.